Manipulatives

Encourage creative learning exploration opportunities with Kaplan’s selection of building manipulatives. 


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Gravitrax Loop
Gravitrax Loop
Item: 146919
Status: In Stock
$14.95
8 years & up. Experience the power of gravity with the Gravitrax! Add the Loop to the Gravitrax Starter Set and turn the marble upside down. Experiment how much speed the marble needs to loop-the-loop. Includes: Loop and 6 additional tracks. Gravitrax Starter Set not included.
Plus-Plus®) 240 Piece Basic Color & Baseplate Duo
Plus-Plus®) 240 Piece Basic Color & Baseplate Duo
Item: 147990
Status: In Stock
$29.95
5 years & up. Imagine, build, create! This Plus-Plus 240 Piece Building Set with 2 Base plates is a new kind of construction toy that features one simple shape to unleash ideas of endless possibilities. The unique shape design allows kids to construct 2D or 3D and even curved structures. Bricks come in a mix of 6 different basic colors. Gain some inspiration with the full-color, fold-out Idea Guide booklet. Includes: 240 brick pieces, 2 base plates and an idea guide booklet. Made of BPA-free… More »
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Glow in the Dark - 400 Pieces & Baseplate
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Glow in the Dark - 400 Pieces & Baseplate
Item: 147991
Status: In Stock
$29.95
5 years & up. Imagine, build, create! This Plus-Plus Learn to Build Glow in the Dark Mix Building Set is a new kind of construction toy that features one simple shape to unleash ideas of endless possibilities. The unique shape design allows kids to construct 2D or 3D and even curved structures. Bricks come in a mix of neon colors, as well as black and glow in the dark pieces. Gain some inspiration with the full-color, fold-out Idea Guide booklet. Includes: 260 neon pieces, 140 glow in the dark… More »
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Sports - 380 Pieces & 2 Baseplates
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Sports - 380 Pieces & 2 Baseplates
Item: 147992
Status: In Stock
$29.95
5 years & up. Imagine, build, create! This Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Sports Building Set is a new kind of construction toy that features one simple shape to unleash ideas of endless possibilities. The unique shape design allows kids to construct 2D or 3D and even curved structures. Bricks come in a mix of basic colors, and also includes 2 baseplates - 1 tan and 1 green. Gain some inspiration with the full-color, fold-out Idea Guide booklet. The guide book gives step-by step instructions… More »
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Vehicles - GO! Vehicles
Plus-Plus® Learn to Build Vehicles - GO! Vehicles
Item: 147993
Status: In Stock
$29.95
5 years & up. Imagine, build, create! This Plus-Plus Learn to Build GO! Vehicles Building Set is a new kind of construction toy that features one simple shape to unleash ideas of endless possibilities. The unique shape design allows kids to construct 2D or 3D and even curved structures. Bricks come in a mix of 11 different colors. Set comes with 360 pieces and also includes 9 wheels and 2 chassis base plates. Gain some inspiration with the full-color, fold-out Idea Guide booklet. The guide book… More »
Plus-Plus® BIG Learn to Build - Basic Color Mix - 60 Pieces
Plus-Plus® BIG Learn to Build - Basic Color Mix - 60 Pieces
Item: 147994
Status: In Stock
$29.95
2 years & up. This Plus-Plus BIG 60-piece Learn to Build Set features a new kind of construction toy that involves one simple shape to unleash ideas of endless possibilities. Create colorful flat mosiacs, or work in 3-D to make more intricate builds. A perfect on-the-go STEM toy for your budding builder! Includes: 60 BIG basic color mix pieces, a green BIG base plate and guide book. BPA and phthalate-free. Plus Plus pieces measure 2"L x 1.125"H. Base plate measures 6.25"L x 3.125"H x 0.375"D.
Brictek® Building Blocks Windows and Doors
Brictek® Building Blocks Windows and Doors
Item: 141740
Status: In Stock
$23.95
4 years & up. Finish your creations with these special elements. With this 86 piece set add windows, doors, and shutters to your buildings. This set also includes 2 mini figures. Multiples of each element are provided for a larger variety. Mini figures may vary for each set.
Plus-Plus BIG Picture Puzzles - Basic Color Mix
Plus-Plus BIG Picture Puzzles - Basic Color Mix
Item: 142342
Status: In Stock
$29.95
3 years & up. This Plus-Plus® BIG 60-piece Picture Puzzle Set features a new kind of construction toy that involves one simple shape to unleash ideas of endless possibilities. Choose a puzzle and try to construct the image using the Plus Plus pieces. Create colorful flat mosiacs, or work in 3-D to make more intricate builds. A perfect on-the-go STEM toy for your budding builder! Each Picture Puzzle card has two sides for a total of 14 puzzle challenges. Includes: 60 pieces and seven challenge… More »
Mega Marble Run - 100 Pieces
Mega Marble Run - 100 Pieces
Item: 145191
Status: In Stock
$60.99
4 years & up. Children will have many hours of fun with this exciting Mega Marble Run! The marbles will disappear inside the columns, roll down the assorted chutes, spin through the paddle wheels, and ring the bell on the wiggly chute. Construction set includes: 3 paddle wheels, 3 vortex, a wiggly bell chute, staircase, 180 degree turn, 2-way chute, and other various pieces. Create simple or complex marble runs with the colorful slot-together plastic pieces.
Q-BA-MAZE™ 2.0: Ultimate Stunt Set - 203 Pieces
Q-BA-MAZE™ 2.0: Ultimate Stunt Set - 203 Pieces
Item: 145499
Status: In Stock
$147.95
6 years & up. Get ready for some zany, zigzagging action! The Ultimate Stunt Set by Mindware® will hone your engineering and problem solving skills with its endless construction possibilities! Build mind blowing mazes that have even you guessing where your marbles will end up or set up marble tracks to race your friends. The spiral spheres and quad-exit cubes allow for adjustable angles and the marble catchers ensure that your marbles don't run away at the end of your masterpiece so you… More »
Tumble Trax™ Magnetic Marble Run - 28 Pieces
Tumble Trax™ Magnetic Marble Run - 28 Pieces
Item: 145891
Status: In Stock
$28.95
5 years & up. Create your own unique marble run with zany-patterned, magnetic foam pieces! This Tumble Trax™ Magnetic Marble Run by Learning Resources will help hone your critical thinking skills and stretch your imagination as you figure out how to line up the pieces in a way that keeps your marbles moving smoothly down to the bottom of your run. Can you make the marble speed up, slow down, stop, or change direction by rearranging the pieces? Follow the activity cards to guide you as… More »
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Machines In Motion
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Machines In Motion
Item: 146686
Status: In Stock
$46.95
4 years & up. Create machines that really move with this Gears! Gears! Gears!® Machines in Motion set by Learning Resources. This open-ended building set allows your little engineer to hone their STEM skills such as critical thinking and trial and error. Use the instructions to build a variety of interactive machines and vehicles or make exciting creations of your own. If you build it correctly nothing will need batteries -- just crank the gears and watch your masterpieces go, go, go! Interchangeable… More »
PolyM® Creative City Building Blocks Kit - 50 Pieces
PolyM® Creative City Building Blocks Kit - 50 Pieces
Item: 146841
Status: In Stock
$21.95
18 months & up. Create a fun, multi-color city and more with this PolyM® Creative City Kit! These uniquely-shaped, flexible blocks allow for more creative builds and feature rounded edges that are prefect for keeping young children safe while they create. Included: 50 Multi-color pieces: Car component, uniquely shaped blocks, plant accessories, a figure, eye stickers, and instructions. Table shown not included.
Playstix Deluxe Building Set - 211 Pieces
Playstix Deluxe Building Set - 211 Pieces
Item: 30636
Status: In Stock
$60.99
4 years & up. These colorful plastic stacking sticks can create endless building experiences. The unique snap and lock feature will hold pieces in place to make stacking and transporting easy. Encourage children to use their imagination to build unique structures or replicate buildings they see locally. Each piece is color-coded making it easy to build along with the suggested designs. This set promotes fine motor skills. Includes various lengths of sticks, building base, and 2 sizes of wheels. The set has 211 pieces.
Translucent Connecting Tubes
Translucent Connecting Tubes
Item: 30641
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. These easy-fit tubes are a wonderful manipulative to use alone or add extra excitement by introducing them to the light table or sand and water table. Just add a child's imagination and their natural desire to explore and see what happens! Stored in a sturdy, stackable container that measures 12"L x 7"W x 6"H. 80 pieces included.
Connecting Balls Building Set
Connecting Balls Building Set
Item: 30647
Status: In Stock
$35.95
Promo Pricing: $29.95
3 years & up. Endless construction possibilities, bright fluorescent colors, easy-to-connect pieces, all add up to fun. This 140 piece set consists of 5 different shapes in 5 assorted colors. Includes a sturdy, stackable container that measures 12"L x 7" W" x 6"H.
Soft Shape Builders
Soft Shape Builders
Item: 30651
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Building toys help sharpen focus and establish patience, two very important life skills that your little one should develop on their journey through life! Children can build and learn about colors, shapes, and simple construction, all while having fun. Building toys are used to introduce different subjects, such as: the basics of math, science, arts, and even engineering. This set consists 216 pieces: 14 different shapes in 6 colors. Made in safe soft materials, the pieces are… More »
Tube Construction - 72 Pieces
Tube Construction - 72 Pieces
Item: 30652
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. This unique building set adds a new dimension to tube construction -- wheels! Children can build endless tube designs and add wheels to make them move. Easy-fit construction, this set includes 26 straight tubes, 26 shaped tubes, 6 tubes, 6 cross tubes, 8 wheels in assorted vibrant colors for a total of 72 pieces. This set also comes in a durable stackable storage container.
Gears! Gears! Gears!®
Gears! Gears! Gears!®
Item: 30994P
Status: In Stock
$40.95 - $60.95
3 years & up. Challenge patterning and problem solving skills with these exciting sets of gears, cranks, connectors, pillars, and interlocking plates! Includes plenty of pieces in one size for hundreds of 3-dimensional possibilities. Available in 100 and 150 piece sets.
Wooden Marble Run Race Track - 81 Pieces
Wooden Marble Run Race Track - 81 Pieces
Item: 148224
Status: In Stock
$38.95
3 years & up. Prepare for some marble speed racing with this Do-It-Yourself block set! This Marble Run Race Track is made of wood and includes everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind marble track! Track includes a jump, bell-bucket, spiral funnel and a sliding track for your 20 marbles to get through. Build the towers and tracks, then send your marbles rolling down through all the trick, twists and surprises! Includes 81 pcs.
Marble Run
Marble Run
Item: 18623
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. With 68 plastic components, the number of run designs is limitless. Includes 12 marbles to run through flippers, funnels, across ramps, and into catch all hoppers.
Flexiblocks® Jumbo Building Set - 373 Pieces
Flexiblocks® Jumbo Building Set - 373 Pieces
Item: 22018
Status: In Stock
$95.95
3 years & up. Never has building been so wild than with these colorful and different bricks. Designed to snap together right side up and upside down to create a unique pivoting action. The set contains large and small Flexiblocks®, Flexiwivels, Flexiwheels, axle blocks, Flexilinks, and Flexibears. 373 piece set. Made in the USA.
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Moving Monkeys™
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Moving Monkeys™
Item: 22019
Status: In Stock
$62.95
4 years & up. In this jungle-themed set, monkeys fly through the palm trees by their tails, then spin, twist and turn. Colorful set features plastic gears, crank, connectors and base plates for endless building possibilities. Kids develop their own "gears jungle" or use the easy-to-follow instructions. Includes 136 pieces.
K'NEX® Imagine Creation Zone Building Set - 417 Pieces
K'NEX® Imagine Creation Zone Building Set - 417 Pieces
Item: 33879
Status: In Stock
$43.95
5 years & up. The only limit to this building set is your imagination! Build 50 different models including a dragon, swing ride, robot and more. Comes in a blue plastic storage tub that holds all K'NEX® parts, or partially and fully built models. Set contains 417 classic K'NEX® pieces to build over 70 unique models and whatever else you can create.